Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
Sep 9, 2010 9:00pm EDT
of the supreme court, stephen breyer. how we doing so far? did you change the direction of the season premiere because of your cancer scare? >> i did. premiere because of your cancer scare? >> i did. we decided to -- listen, the whole idea for us this year -- the first year was about information, get people to understand what they can do to nudge their biology in the right direction. i realize what you really want to do is motivate people to act on what they've learned. what better way than to start with me? look at my mess-ups or the opportunities you learned from the lessons i've been picking up and maybe that will motivate you. it ties you in emotionally. oprah it taught me this. they don't act based on what they know. they act on fear. if they had a bullet whizzed past their head, they'll benefit. as your team shot behind the scenes i want to give you simple little steps. monday this big show is called just ten. >> larry: kicks off -- >> the big season, right. just ten pounds? assuming you're a woman, for example, under 200 pounds, you will reduce your chance of heart disease by 50%, reduc